U.S. regulators took a long time to accept these norms, but in the end they did. 2019 any hybrid or fully electric car will need to emit signals when moving at a speed less than 30 km/h work on the project is 2013. Then the National Directorate of security of traffic of the USA found that silent electric cars knocked down 19% more pedestrians compared to their noisy counterparts. Initially, it was estimated that the innovation will be able to save more than 2,800 pedestrians and cyclists a year, that number is now reduced to 2400.
Details of the law and specific device requirements is not yet known. But automakers, and the government has another three years to Refine the details. While the statement the National Directorate of security of traffic of the USA is: "Under the new law, any hybrid or electric four-wheeled vehicle weighing up to 4.5 tonnes shall be equipped with a special device that will emit a warning sound. Sound notification should be performed when the machine is both backward and forward at speeds up to 30 km/h. At a higher speed alert is not necessary, since the noise is generated in a natural way".
By the way, last year the Fully Charged channel released an interesting video on the problem of the blind who, because of malosolenoj electric vehicles are unable to respond to them.
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Electric vehicles are becoming more and it is logical that people thought about modernisation of the rules of the road. Over the past year in Canada, sales of electric cars rose by 60%. By the end of this year on European roads is expected to have 500 thousand electric cars, so it's time to think about safety. published